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The Halls of Maharishi School

The halls of Maharishi School are vibrant, energetic, and teeming with positivity. Daily, both teachers and students alike walk by many different displays of inspiration and artwork. However, each of these displays serves a purpose.

Forbes Powerful WomenInspiration and Artwork

At Maharishi School, we want to encourage students to draw from whatever inspires them. Life requires innovation and creativity. We want to foster those skills in each and every student. However, each student is an individual. What inspires one student won’t inspire the next. With that in mind, we want to display a wide array of visual inspirations. If you were to walk through the halls of Maharishi School, you would see various displays on our walls. Some of these displays include Forbes Power Women, African American Musicians, Powerful Women in History, The Trevor Project posters, and our own students’ artwork.

At Maharishi School, we also use the creativity of our current and former students to spur on our climate of innovation. This is evidenced in our Project-Based Learning curriculum and our extracurricular activities. One activity we are very proud of is our Destination Imagination program.

Destination ImagiNation

Maharishi School won 1st Place at Destination ImagiNation Global Finals in creative problem-solving. Alista Wikle, Philip Winer, Loreena Hansen, Drew Schoenfeld, and Caleb Mullenneaux won the first place at the international level of the Destination Imagination competition, as well as the Da Vinci Award for outstanding creativity. Watch their performance here!

Destination ImagiNation (DI) is the world’s largest creativity and problem-solving competition and inspires participants in its programs to think on their feet, work together and devise original solutions to solve the mind-bending challenges. The students must come up with solutions to the challenges on their own, without adult interference.

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Hannah Nichols
Marketing and PR
Maharishi School
hnichols@msae.edu
Fairfield, IA 52556

Parent Experiences

Parent Experiences

Meet Our Students

Maharishi School students are as diverse a group of students as you’ll ever meet, but they’re all alike in one important way—the assertion of their unique personalities.  When conformity isn’t socially mandated, when self-expression and love are encouraged, when opportunities are afforded to learn about, expand, and share what makes them shine, that’s when you see kids who are able to grow towards and fulfill their highest potential.

Our students came to Maharishi School on a lot of different paths. They are treated and taught as individuals. Each student and their family is unique. Instead of trying to tell their stories, we want them to tell their stories. The following are testimonials from parents of students who attend Maharishi School.

Parent Testimonials

Paul

Living in Atlanta, we came to visit Fairfield and Maharishi School with our children for one week. After one week, we decided to move and try it for a year. Our work allowed us to live anywhere. 10 years later we’re happier than we can imagine. Our oldest is off to college, our 10th grader is thriving, and we are part of a close, diverse community of adults and children that I couldn’t imagine being without. Come.

Craig

If I were asked to rank all the accredited private schools in the United States, I would immediately select the award-winning Maharishi School as #1. My son was fortunate to attend from pre-school through 12th grade, and, as a result, he has become a successful, caring, responsible, happy, and healthy adult with a brilliant future. The faculty, administration, unique curriculum, growth opportunities, extracurricular activities, parental support, alumni success, and highly supportive environment are second to no other place. See “Maharishi School” video on YouTube to get some feeling for what is special about Maharishi School!

Promila

This is a beautiful school. Children are nurtured by wonderful enlightened human beings. I have witnessed my children performing so well in the school and showcasing their best creative skills. A big thanks to school administration and teachers for making this school a paradise for children.

Carol

My kids have flourished beyond my expectations. Every year, they get more clear on who they are and the School gives them the time and space to explore and develop their passions. It’s a loving, rigorous, and innovative place.

Celeste

I love this school for its small class sizes, interest in developing every child’s inner and outer potential, and family like atmosphere. It’s hard to imagine my children going to school anywhere else.

Emily

My son has attended Maharishi School for the last 3 years and he loves the school so much. The teachers are amazing, the curriculum and activities offered are second to none, and the faculty and staff are always striving to improve and evolve with the children’s and the community’s growing needs. I highly recommend this school.

 

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Hannah Nichols
Marketing and PR
Maharishi School
hnichols@msae.edu
Fairfield, IA 52556

Consciousness-Based Education – We’re Different

Consciousness-Based Education Defined

In the words of our Head of Schools, Dr. Richard Beall…

“We can define consciousness very simply: How alert or awake are we, to our environment or ourselves? At Maharishi School, the foundation of our college preparatory program is optimal alertness. This isn’t a new idea. The Latin roots of “education” contain two concepts. First, educare: to train or mold. That’s traditional education. Students are like empty vessels to be filled with information, or unformed clay to be molded into shape by outer hands.

But there’s a second root concept, educere: to lead out. That’s inside-out education. That’s acknowledging that there is something inherent within each student to be nurtured and unfolded. That’s been missing from education, and that’s what Consciousness-Based Education (CBE) provides: inner development for outer success. That’s 200% education.”

Consciousness-Based Education and Meditation

What if you could start your day with clarity?

What if you could start your day grounded and focused?

We give your headspace a little breathing room so that you can start your day with potential.

Every single day, students and teachers at Maharishi School close their eyes for a few minutes to practice the Transcendental Meditation® technique and experience a state of rest that is deeper than sleep.

When your body is rested, powerful chain reactions are set forth. Blood pressure normalizes. Heart rates slow down. The brain gets more oxygen. Big problems become small problems and stress becomes manageable.

At Maharishi School, meditation is the cornerstone of our unique learning model. Imagine driving through a rainy, stormy night without your headlights working. The road is dark and you have to drive with fear, small mistakes almost guaranteed to happen. That’s what our brains and bodies are like on stress.

Getting adequate sleep is like having functional headlights. This is the absolute, bare minimum. You can see what is ahead and the stress lessens, but that drive down a dark road remains challenging. However, practicing the Transcendental Meditation® technique does more – it quietens the stormy mind.

When our bodies and brains are functioning optimally, it’s suddenly like driving on a bright, sunny day where you can see with clarity, move with purpose, and travel beyond your comfort zone without leaving your center.

Research studies show us through neuroplasticity that the mind is not fixed, but expandable. We don’t just fill students heads with information, we systematically expand the container of knowledge, the student’s own consciousness. With this expansion, absorbing new ideas becomes simpler, friendships deepen, and you start to understand how you are connected to and interconnected with the world.

We call this Consciousness-Based education. Because expanding consciousness is a game changer.

 

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Hannah Nichols
Marketing and PR
Maharishi School
hnichols@msae.edu
Fairfield, IA 52556

Nut and Bolt – Our Robotics Team Competes

Nut and Bolt – Our Robotics Team Competes

Competition: January 27th, 2018

Meet Our Team

Maharishi School Robotics Team

Maharishi School Robotics Team shows off their skills in a community demonstration.

Nut and Bolt is a nine-person robotics team from Maharishi High School. The robotics team includes five twelfth grade students, three tenth grade students, and one ninth grade student who are all instructed and supervised by Mr. Jones. A Maharishi School Robotics Team representative said, “Out of our nine team members, we have a 5:4 ratio of boys to girls. We have teammates from China, Ethiopia, India, South Korea and United States. With great diversity, we discover and help each other and have created a strong harmony between us.”

Team Growth

FIRST Tech Challenge has been introduced to Maharishi School for three years. Each year, the team has learned and grown. This year, our team has reached a new peak. We have improved immensely in aspects including the robotic design and building, coding, fundraising, journal, engineering notebook, outreach, and sustainability.

Team Goals

Maharishi School’s Robotics Team’s goal this year is to make use of our resources to achieve high-quality development in all the aspects of the challenge. Specifically, we are aim to qualify for the State Competition and continue to be a competitive team in all the competitions with the use of computer vision, strong autonomous skills, and teamwork. Meanwhile, we focus on the general improvement of creative thinking, collaboration, and technical skills of every teammate. We hope to make the FIRST Tech Challenge an experience that’s fulfilling and helpful for students, now and in the future.

Material for this blog post comes from the Robotics Team’s Executive Summary.

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Hannah Nichols
Marketing and PR
Maharishi School
hnichols@msae.edu
Fairfield, IA 52556